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Haughton Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents are sometimes traumatic experiences. Afterward you may face costly medical bills, lost time at work, long-term rehabilitation, and even permanent loss of bodily parts or bodily functions. If your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence, or carelessness, you may be able to file a claim against them to recover financial compensation. Filing a claim always has the potential to become complex, however. You should first speak with our Haughton personal injury lawyer who can help you navigate the process and ensure you receive the full and fair settlement you are entitled to.

Areas of Personal Injury Law

Accidents take many different forms and any act of negligence can result in injuries. Our firm handles many different types of accidents that fall into several areas of personal injury law. These are as follows:

  • Aviation accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Wrongful death

In the above situations, negligent parties do not typically intend to cause injuries. Still, people typically have a duty of care to keep other people safe and when they fail to do so, they can be held liable for paying damages.

Elements to Prove in Personal Injury Cases

While you can file a claim against any negligent party that caused your injuries, simply stating that they caused your injuries is not enough. You must establish several elements of your case to prove that you deserve damages. The four elements of your case you must prove include:

  • Duty: You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care to keep you safe. This is fairly straightforward, as most people have a duty to keep others safe.
  • Breach of duty: Proving that the defendant breached their duty of care involves establishing that they acted negligently.
  • Causation: An act of negligence is not enough to show that you deserve damages. You must also prove that the act of negligence caused an accident.
  • Damages: Personal injury claims are intended to compensate you for your losses sustained during an accident. As such, you must prove that you incurred injuries and other damages that require compensation.

Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims

In Haughton, as throughout the rest of Louisiana, you usually have just one year from the date of the incident to file your claim. However, there are some exceptions. For example, you may have longer to file a claim if you were hurt during a criminal act, such as assault. It is important to speak to an attorney who can advise on the time limit on your claim and ensure it is filed properly.

Call Our Personal Injury Lawyer in Haughton Today

At Rice & Kendig, LLC, our Haughton personal injury lawyer can provide the legal advice you need throughout the claims process so you obtain the maximum settlement you are entitled to. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case and to learn more about how we can help with your case.

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